Question Quick Jack Experience?

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  1. Sully

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    Anybody use Quick Jacks?

    My buddy picked some up that we are using on his LS swap on the Esprit. Frankly pretty nice. Now I’m spoiled.. getting to old and cumbersome to jack up a car each time. This makes it way nicer.. I’ve started doing some measurements. I would need to get the short ones to fit the MINI (pretty sure), but then have to figure out some “extensions” to pick up the M5’s & Kid mobiles. I think (Going to measure tonight). The nice thing is you can get these and have them run off a battery, which makes it really nice for the track or portable for other reasons.

    Here is a link:
    https://www.quickjack.com/car-lift-systems/bl-3500slx-portable-car-lift.html

     
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    I've wanted one, but theyz alotta sheckels. Some day I'll have one, preferably when I have a garage again.
     
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    Yea - I had been looking at this (you can get them way cheaper.. this was just the first link in the search)
    https://www.gesusa.com/dannmar-mx-6-portable-two-post-car-lift.html

    The $$ component has always been a problem. But as much time as I spend working on things.. would have saved me a ton of time. Now that I’ve used The other ones.. its like the old saying, a luxury once tasted becomes a necessity...

    Have a feeling I will bringing the GP2 up and down a bit plus the other rides. If I do end up getting the quick jacks.. their portable. So you can use them. :)
     
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    I’ve been considering one myself, not that I really need it (or at the moment can afford it) but the want factor is pretty intense.
     
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    One of the guys with Helix had one at the Dragon a few years back. I don’t think it was a “Quick Jack” brand but it was nice.

    I like the idea of one for my garage for detailing cars and swapping tires. It would be nice to sit on a rolling chair while polishing the lowers sections and sides of low cars with the car at waist height.
     
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    With 4 kids and a couple of extra cars, some I plan to sale, I could really use those. But at that price you can almost get a lift.
     
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    They are pricey, and I'd much rather have a real lift BUT you need a garage for a lift, and not just a garage, a garage with a high ceilings and room for a lift. These little lifts are up and coming, I trust the price will drop over the next few years.
     
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    Considering how much we tend to spend on other car "necessities" that isn't a bad price.. Still means having to use a creeper though, and I don't get up off of the floor like I used to be able to do.......lol
     
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    Correct - but my garage is tiny and the ceiling isn’t high enough to lift the car fully.. So in my case it would either be the half lift or something like these. I would love to have a two post and a 4 post... not in the cards at this point.
     
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    Agreed - ideally I could do these.. but I just don’t think I have the space. From what I understand it works well, and you are actually sitting so easier on an old dude like me..
    https://www.bestbuyautoequipment.com/2-post-portable-car-lift-system-dannmar-maxjax-p/DannmarMaxJax.htm?gclid=CjwKCAiA5OrTBRBlEiwAXXhT6K4mOslka7UXzDLz8XyNJI4PgojN12sDppx_C-ae0UyZN8L8FxcIcRoCKQMQAvD_BwE
     
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    I have the same problem with my ceiling being to low in the garage. But I am luck My younger sons room is above the garage, he is away at school. I have a saw and know how to use it. I am sure my wife wont mind.:D

    I know there may be cheeper ones but if I am crawling under it I don't want to be cheep. I am going to start saving.

    @Sully which one would you get? the 12v or 110?
     
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    I would get 12V.. been using one at my buddies, works great on 12v plus portable. Doing measurements tonight to confirm which one. :)
     
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    Nice item but pricey. Why not just get a pump up "racing" floor jack from Harbor Freight? They are light in weight and size and are totally manageable. Besides, they cost a helluva lot less.
     
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    Hmm.. I’ll look at that. Does it lift all 4 corners or are you talking about a standard jack? If so, I have 2 of those...
     
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    To further explain, Lifting the car with quick jack compared to floor jacks does not put the car and an angle. It lifts the entire car straight up. If you use two floor jacks this does two things:
    1) you ideally have two people (granted you can do it with one)
    2) Puts strain on the trailing edge of the car lift point.

    Granted for 20 odd years I’ve done it that way... but recently I had the opportunity to use both lift and quick jacks. WOW.. super easy compared to floor jacks. Again, not required. Its a “nice to have”. Does Harbor have something like that? I’ve seen the ATV ones etc.. but not one for cars.
     
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    That looks OK for suspension and engine work, but not so great for exhaust. Also, I doubt I’d have the clearance to drive over the thing and deploy it without having to make ramps. The QuickJack looks a bit more manageable to me.
     
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    Well yes, I was just answering a question for @Sully I don't think it's better by any means.
     
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    Sorry, I guess I'm using what you already have, but I'm only using one and have to jack up the car for each side.
     
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    Yea - I’ve looked at those. Pretty common at race tracks etc. The challenge is you can’t really work on the center of the car. Example changing an exhaust. Otherwise those are very nice. I also think you can get them for a good bit less than $1500..

    @Zapski - Lol, just realized you had already brought this up... :Bag:
     

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